SAS 9.4 brings the DS2 language; Powerpoint and HTML5 as ODS destinations: customised attributes for data sets; the ability to write to a Sharepoint library; the direct ability to read zip files; clustered metadata servers; and much more. But how about these new/enhanced functions? I'm keen to find a use for each!
In essence, the DOSUBL function allows macro code to be executed in the middle of a DATA step. This almost turns the order of SAS execution on its head!
The FCOPY function makes file copying simpler. FCOPY reads a record from one fileref and writes it to a second.
These old favourites have been enhanced with the ability to override the justification of your output. You can centre, right-align, or left-align the output you create.